Focus of the Week (7/24/17)
BJJ | Kickboxing | Muay Thai | CrossFit | Kids
7.24.2017 – 7.30.2017
Fundamentals – Double Leg and Closed Guard Offense
- Low-Level Double-Leg Takedown – The double leg is a fundamental takedown in BJJ, and a movement that every practitioner should understand. From a proper wrestling stance, we will focus on changing our level and shooting on our opponent’s legs.
- Front Choke and Scissor Sweep from Closed Guard – We will begin this week’s class by attacking the front choke from the closed guard. When our opponent moves to block our choke, we will switch to the scissors sweep
Intermediate – Guard Pull Drills
- Guard Pull and Drills – Remember, all intermediate classes start with a hard drilling session. Guard pull to anaconda guard sweep, smash pass to mount, knee slide to side control, side control to mount. Please watch the video below for a detailed look at these drills.
- Mount Attacks – This week we’ll be studying attacks from the mount.
Kickboxing – Teeps/Push Kicks
This week in kickboxing, we will focus on using the teep, which translates to “foot jab” in Thai. The teep is a versatile weapon that can be used for range finding, disruption, off-balance your opponent, or setting up another attack. We will look at the mechanics of this kick then explore the different uses of the teep!
Muay Thai – Clinch Continued
We are going to continue our focus this week on the grappling aspect of Muay Thai. Since this topic is so important, and so new, we want to get as much time in the clinch as possible! This week, we will focus specifically on learning how to steer, and throw our opponent’s in the clinch. All throws and control in the clinch is based off timing and technique. If we can feel our opponent’s weight and time our attacks correctly, we can dominate in the clinch!
Our Community and Supporting Each Other:
One thing we are very proud of at Easton is the supportive community that all of you have helped to create. Being surrounded by people with similar interests and goals often fosters a community that helps its members to push each other to be at their very best. If you ever feel like you are struggling for one reason or another, or feel your motivation waning, find someone here to talk to about it. Whether it’s an instructor, or another member, open up, and find an ear to talk to. Conversely, please always try to be there for others when you see them struggling, or you if you notice their consistency drop off. Even though all of you are probably very busy, and every day is jam-packed with things to do, when you come to train, try to immerse yourself in the community even a little bit. Surrounding yourself with people yearning for self-improvement can never be an unhealthy thing to do.